Hiroyuki Sonoda

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Hiroyuki Sonoda (園田 博之?, Sonoda Hiroyuki, born February 19, 1942) is a Japanese politician serving in the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) as a member of the Party for Future Generations.

A native of Amakusa District, Kumamoto and graduate of Nihon University, Sonoda was elected for the first time in 1986, when he ran for his father's seat in Kumamoto Prefecture. His father, the Foreign Minister Sunao Sonoda, died in 1984.

Hiroyuki Sonoda joined the Sunrise Party of Japan on April 10, 2010. The Sunrise Party merged with the Japan Restoration Party in 2012. In 2014 the former Sunrise Party members including Sonoda split away to form the Party for Future Generations.

Hiroyuki Sonoda is affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi, and his late step-mother Tenkoko Sonoda (the second wife and the widow of his father) was a member of its representative committee.[1]


  1. ^ Nippon Kaigi website

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